A MUBI RELEASE: DEAD PIGS
Cathy Yan’s bold directorial debut Dead Pigs (2018) will have its online premiere exclusively on MUBI this February. Premiering to critical acclaim at Sundance 2018, this masterful social satire from the exciting director behind Birds of Prey is based on remarkable true events and stars a brilliant international ensemble cast including Vivian Wu, Mason Lee, Zazie Beetz, Meng Li, Haoyu Yang, and David Rysdahl.
Dead Pigs — February 12
Directed by the award-winning Asif Kapadia, Diego Maradona (2019) looks at the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona. On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee. The world's most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.
Diego Maradona — February 16
MEETING THE MAN: JAMES BALDWIN IN PARIS
This new restoration of a 1971 short film from Terence Dixon follows the great James Baldwin as he wanders around the streets of Paris reflecting on fame, art, and his status as a Black American in Paris. Visible tensions between the subject and the white filmmakers make this a rich, politically charged watch.
Meeting The Man: James Baldwin In Paris — February 2
Ritwik Ghatak’s evocative take on Partition of Bengal, Subarnarekha (1965) follows the story of Ishwar, a young man and Sita his sister who live in a refugee camp together with Abhiram, a Dalit orphan. Years later, Abhiram and Sita elope to Calcutta as Ishwar, despite all his kind-heartedness, opposes his sister’s marriage to a Dalit. The film offers a poignant take on post-independent India, effects of partition while tackling the complex themes of casteism and displacement.
Subarnarekha — February 7
Tamil filmmaker duo Pushkar-Gayatri’s riveting action thriller, Vikram Vedha (2017) takes inspiration from the Indian folktale Baital Pachisi, to tell the story of Vikram (Madhavan), a police inspector who sets out to track down and kill Vedha (Sethupathi), a gangster. After Vedha voluntarily surrenders himself, he tells Vikram three stories which change his perceptions of good and evil.
Vikram Vedha — February 11
DAAYEN YA BAAYEN
A quirky indie drama set in the hills of Uttarakhand, continues our spotlight on women filmmakers. Directed by Bela Negi, the film revolves around the life of Ramesh Majila played by Deepak Dobriyal, a schoolteacher in a remote hilly village, who happens to win a luxury car and the chaos it causes in his life.
Daayen Ya Behen — February 21